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Cause of Fatal Shoreline Freeway Crash Still Undetermined

The Washington State Patrol continues to investigate the crash that took the life of Bryon T. Monge, 30, of Everett, and says it may be some time before the case is closed.

The cause of the Interstate 5 crash that took the life of Bryon T. Monge, 30, of Everett, is still under investigation and Washington State Patrol says it may be some time before the case is closed.

Monge died after his Chevrolet S10 left the roadway of northbound Interstate 5 to the right and struck a pillar at the Northeast 185th Avenue overpass just before 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according to an eyewitness and the Washington State Patrol.

The crash blocked the two right lanes of the freeway for several hours. Monge was the sole occupant of the pickup.

According to Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Trooper Julie Judson, investigators are awaiting the results of the autopsy before they can determine why the pickup left the road.

Judson said that there is no evidence at this point that indicates drugs, alcohol or a health-related incident, and that the autopsy can rule those causes out.

Though there were periods of rain in the area last weekend, the road conditions in Shoreline at the time of the crash were dry, as eyewitness Jewels Clark of Mukilteo reported to Patch on Sunday, Judson said.

"Wet roads were not a factor in this case," she said.

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